Jessica Jackley, Keynote Speaker for Entrepreneur Week

Hear how a liberal arts education led an outstanding social entrepreneur to found, inspiring and affecting the lives of people around the world.




6:00 pm


Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

General Info

Jessica Jackley was a liberal arts major who took opportunities to spend a Semester at Sea and volunteer in Haiti and Africa; she soon realized that people in developing countries wanted more direct opportunities to improve the lives of their families. That’s when she got the idea to start the nonprofit lending platform Today over 1 million people have loaned $500 million to low-income or underserved entrepreneurs through the website.

Jackley now works with people such as Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg, the founders of Google and the CEOs of LinkedIn and Amazon. She was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World (#2), Forbes Magazine named her the Global Social Impact Leader of 2012, and she has served as an advisor to the Clinton Foundation and as a social impact member of the World Economic Forum.

Come out to hear this motivating talk by an entrepreneur who has inspired and affected the lives of millions.